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Wednesday, April 16

SAVE the historic South Pasadena Rialto Theater

The South Pasadena Downtown Revitalization Project website still features a fine black & white photo of the historic Rialto Theater, but the restoration of the endangered building, which closed last summer after nearly 82 years of business, has been eliminated from the final redevelopment plan. Where have the funds been redirected? What has happened to the preservation ethic this town is known for?

As a preservationist, I wanted to bring to your attention the unfortunate situation with the National Register listed Rialto theater in South Pasadena. The theater is located in a redevelopment zone on Fair Oaks in downtown.

The restoration of the now closed Rialto theater was included as the centerpiece of the initial project proposed for revitalization of the redevelopment zone. It has been eliminated from the final plan which is before the South Pasadena Planning Commission tonight, April 16, 6:30 PM at 1414 Mission Street in South Pasadena, CA.

I am asking for your help to communicate support, by attending the meeting and speaking or emailing the South Pasadena City Clerk at, that the cherished landmark Rialto MUST be included in any plans for revitalization of the downtown redevelopment area. Thank you so much for your interest.

Joanne Nuckols

Founding member and former Chairman of the Board of the South Pasadena Preservation Foundation


Pep Talkin' Jill said...

perhaps a nice piccy of the Rialto on 'About to Snap' would help us with the visualization of this article...

C'mon! You could walk there in 10 mins!!!

Sylvia said...

Okay, that'll be my weekend project.

Pep talkin' Jill said...

...WHICH weekend, exactly?

(you love the harrassment. You know you do!)

Sylvia said...

Yeah,'ll get your damn picture soon enough. In the meantime, I suggest you visit my other blog, About to Snap, and look at the list of pictures I haven't updated in months.